Your Beauty Etiquette Dilemmas -- Solved
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Quandary: When we're in restaurants, my friend puts on lipstick at the table and blots her lips on the cloth napkin. I love her dearly but, c'mon, this has to be wrong. Right?
Solution: "Truth be told, it's perfectly fine to reapply if you can do it without a mirror," maintains Post, who shudders at the visual of women using their butter knives as mirrors. "Lipstick is the only cosmetic we say is OK at the table."
As for the napkin ... "A napkin's purpose in life is to keep you neat and tidy at the table. If the restaurant doesn't want lipstick on their napkins, they shouldn't put them out." So there! Oh, and all you Martha Stewarts out there, take note -- Post contends that the same goes for your linens when you're entertaining.
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